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Makaela Brennan is a fourth grade student at Davison Avenue Intermediate School.

She is a great student and soccer player who was lucky enough to meet her idol, Crystal Dunn, who plays for the Women’s U.S. National Team.

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations Graduates

Congrats to the Class of 2019. See slideshow of photos from the big ceremony here.

HTH’s Val & Sal

HTH’s Val & Sal
Congratulations to Howard T. Herber Middle School’s valedictorian Sabrina Ramharakh and salutatorian Molly Matthaei. These two students have excelled during their middle school career and earned the top ranking for their moving-up ceremony on June 24.

Sabrina has been a scholar-athlete, performing on the school’s soccer, volleyball, basketball and lacrosse teams. She is a member of the jazz band and served as class president this year. Sabrina placed first at the LI Science and Engineering Fair and is excited to further her science research at the high school level. She is also eager to be part of the high school’s award-winning marching band and travel to Disney for competitions.

Also a scholar-athlete on the school’s lacrosse team, Molly is a member of the jazz band and was part of the Wizard of Oz musical ensemble. She has earned a perfect attendance award and is excited for the opportunity to take some business electives at the high school in the fall. She is also eager to be part of the Pride of Malverne Marching Band and participate in the Disney competition.

The district wishes Sabrina and Molly much success as they continue their Malverne education.

Pre-Prom Slideshow 2019

Downing Makes Biggest Donation

Downing Makes Biggest Donation
Throughout the school year, members of the Maurice W. Downing Primary School’s Student Council, along with the school’s Ronald McDonald Committee, have been raising funds for the Ronald McDonald House. Part of the Downing Cares initiative to promote kids helping kids, Student Council held fundraisers such as face painting, seasonal treat sales and a family fun night to assist in their fundraising efforts. As a result, the school was able to make their biggest donation ever to the organization. Members of Student Council and the committee members including Mrs. Robles, Mrs. Smyth and Mrs. Correia, visited the Ronald McDonald House in June to present their check for $8,500 to the organization. Thank you to all in the community who donated to these efforts.

Incoming Orientation

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As part of a morning orientation program, parents and families of incoming third-graders to Davison Avenue were welcomed by Principal Rachel Gross and given an overview of what to expect in their first year at Davison. While parents were receiving this important information, the incoming third-graders toured the building and sat in with a current third-grade class. The experience serves to bridge the transition between school buildings for students in the fall and address any parent concerns before the new school year. The orientation had been livestreamed, as well, for those who could not attend.

Lacrosse Honors

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Congratulations to Destiny Mitchell and Nicolette Conserve who recently received their awards at the Nassau County Girls Lacrosse Coaches Association Dinner at the Crest Hallow County Club.

Perfect Attendance Awards

Perfect Attendance Awards
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Representatives from the Lakeview branch of the NAACP honored students throughout the district last week for achieving perfect attendance throughout the 2018-2019 school year. An annual tradition, representative Doris Hicks recently visited Davison Avenue Intermediate School and Howard T. Herber Middle School and presented students with certificates and medals for their achievement. Congratulations to all!

County Best

County Best
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Congratulations to Alex Delligatti who participated in the Outstanding Senior Softball Game this week. She was also named one of the Best Senior Softball Players on Long Island and participated in the Nassau County vs. Suffolk County game.

Students Honored

Students Honored

Many students were honored at the district’s June 11 Board of Education meeting. Congratulations to Davison Avenue’s Groundhog Day Poster Contest winner Malakai Pearson and Scholastic Storyworks Junior Writing Contest winner Analeigh St. Hilaire. Also honored that evening were the district’s Scholar-Athlete Teams, which included Boys Track & Field, Girls Track & Field, Softball, Girls Lacrosse and Boys Tennis teams. Congratulations to all.

Athletes Honored

Nassau County Softball Coaches Association Dinner was held at the Crest Hallow County Club this week. Alexandria Delligatti received her All-County award and Subhadra Debnath received her Senior Scholar Athlete Award. Congratulations to both!

Special Forces Selected

Special Forces Selected
Each year, the Special Forces at Davison Avenue work closely with social worker Martine Laventure on special fundraisers, drives, presentations and assignments to benefit the entire school community. In order to become a member, students fill out an application and must have a letter of recommendation from a faculty member. This year, Davison is proud to announce the 12 students who were chosen for the Special Forces out of almost 50 applicants.

Congratulations to the following students who will serve as Special Forces for the 2019-2020 school year:
Top Row (L-R): Brennan Murray, Jayden Glenn, Braylon Lewis, Luke Major, Julian Abell and Jace Richards; Bottom Row (L-R): Avauna Munlin, Maeve Schumacher, Khayla Pinnock, Kate Wolff, Nevaeh DeJesus and Angellah Solon.

Dictionary Donations

Dictionary Donations
Third-grade students at Davison Avenue Intermediate received a special gift from the Malverne Rotary. In an effort to enhance students’ skills, the Rotary donated dictionaries to each of the students. Past President and current member Joe Canzoneri, together with Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Hunderfund, distributed the dictionaries to classes and explained the significance of the annual gift to the third-graders.

Nassau County Champs

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Members of the Boys Track and Field Team place second in the Nassau County Team Championships and won three Nassau County Championships in the 400 meters, 4x100 relay and 4x400 relay. Congratulations to:

400 meters = Jordan Graham.
4x100 Relay = Timothy Bosques, Dormeus Mackensdy, Louis Ridley and Jordan Eveillard.
4x400 Relay = Jordan Graham, Donovan Ishmael, Rashad Teachey and Khevon Pinnock. 

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Presidential Scholar

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Congratulations to Class of 2019’s Valedictorian Nelson Chow who was named one of only four in New York State as a 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholar by the U.S. Department of Education and the Commission on Presidential Scholars. It is one of the highest awards the nation can bestow upon a graduating high school senior. In recognition of his achievement, Nelson will be honored in Washington, DC at the end of June and participate in a series of events for all Presidential Scholars. Nelson was also recently named one of 18 in the nation to receive the General Electric Reagan Scholarship in the amount of $40,000. He will be attending Princeton University in the fall. The district wishes him the best of luck in all of his future endeavors.

Community Awareness

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Fourth-graders at Davison Avenue visited the Nassau County Police Department Headquarters where students got to learn about how police officers keep our communities safe. Pictured are some highlights from Mrs. Catina Agosta’s class visit.

Track and Field Championships

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The Boys and Girls Track and Field programs had a great night at the divisional championships at Cold Spring Harbor High School. The next meet is the Nassau County Championships on Friday, May 24th at Cold Spring Harbor High School at 3pm. We wish them the best of luck!

Congratulations to:

Girls Track and Field Divisional Championships:
4x400 meter relay:
Nya Cort, Jackie Graham, Tyela Davidson, Samantha St. Juste - Division Champions

Shot Put:
Morenike Iyageh - Division Champion
Abighail McKinney- All Division

Abighail McKinney - All Division
Breyana Moore - All Division

400 Meter Sprint:
Tyela Davidson - All Division

800 Meter Run:
Samatha St. Juste - All Division

200 Meter Sprint:
Yasmin Senior - All Division

Boys Track and Field Divisional Championships:

Boys Track and Field Division IVB Team Champions – Malverne High School

4x400 meter relay:
Jordan Graham, Rashad Teachey, Donovan Ishmael and Khevon Pinnock - Division Champions

4x100 meter relay:
Timothy Bosques, Mackensdy Dormeus, Louis Ridley and Jordan Eveillard - Division Champions

4x800 meter relay:
Guimmy Jean Joseph, Christopher Jean, Jayson White and Tyrique Cooke – All Division

100 Meters:
Timothy Bosques – All Division
Mackensdy Dormeus – All Division

200 Meters:
Jordan Graham - Division Champion
Rashad Teachey – All Division

400 Meters:
Jordan Graham - Division Champion
Rashad Teachey – All Division
Khevon Pinnock – All Division

800 Meters:
Guimmy Jean Joseph – All Division

Long Jump:
Javier Walker– All Division

Nahshon Bryant – All Division

Shot Put:
Justin Berry – All Division
Randolph Meristil – All Division

Academic Leaders

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Congratulations to our top Academic Leaders for the Class of 2019. They were honored at the May 14 Board of Education meeting for their exceptional achievements. We look forward to watching them lead their class at our annual graduation ceremony on June 21

Building Bonds

In honor of Mother’s Day, Davison Avenue Intermediate School’s Special Forces made a special visit to the Atria at Tanglewood in Lynbrook. Not only did the students play board games with the residents, but they gave out handmade Mother’s Day cards and roses to all of the women. The trip served as a means to encourage relationship building between generations.

Ranked Among Best High Schools in U.S.

Ranked Among Best High Schools in U.S.
For the first time, Malverne High School has been ranked on The U.S. News and World Reports Best High Schools list. Not only is Malverne High School ranked in the top 11% of schools in the nation, but very few schools on the list share Malverne’s demographics. More than 23,000 schools were evaluated with 1,200 of those schools representing New York. Malverne High School was ranked 178th in the state, 50th on the island and 32nd in county.

“Our diversity is our strength and Malverne is a shining example of what can be accomplished with a steadfast commitment to access and equity, and a genuine belief in the potential of ALL students,” Malverne High School Principal Dr. Vincent Romano said. “We have a family atmosphere and we strive to challenge and support students to achieve at levels they never thought possible. We treat students as if they were our own children.”

Schools are ranked on six factors: College Readiness (30%), Math and Reading Proficiency (20%), Math and Reading Performance (20%), Underserved Student Performance (10%), College Curriculum Breadth (10%) and Graduation Rate (10%).

Face Painting Fundraiser

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As part of its Downing Cares fundraiser, students at Maurice W. Downing had the opportunity to choose from various face painting designs for their donation to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

Photography Winners

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The Malverne High School Photography Department had two students win three top honors in the 2019 Photographic Federation of Long Island (PFLI) Youth Showcase Awards. Congratulations to:

Victoria Matheos 2nd Place in Architecture Category for her photo “Blue Lines”
Victoria Matheos 2nd Place in Scapes Category for her photo “ Sunflowers”
Morenike Iyageh 3rd Place in Scapes Category for her photo “ People on a Path”

The awards ceremony was held at the Ethical Humanist Society in Garden City on Sunday, April 7, and included the display of photos from student photographers in 14 LI districts. Malverne had many entries, which will now all go on to be judged a second time at the PSA National level for another chance at a win. The local PFLI Club sponsors the district for the national contest.

The district congratulates seniors Victoria and Morenike on their achievements and wishes all the photo students good luck in the second round!

College Decision Day

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On Wednesday, May 1, Malverne High School celebrated College Decision Day. Seniors were encouraged to wear their college gear and to take pictures in the school’s main lobby with a celebratory back-drop and their guidance counselors and administrators. The event was a great way to recognize students’ efforts throughout the years and allow them to share their decision with friends and faculty and in a fun way.

Building Opportunities

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For the third year in a row, Davison Avenue Intermediate School has been identified as meeting the criteria of the Beating the Odds: Building Opportunities study by Better Outcomes, LLC. Based on demographic data and the NYS ELA assessment results from spring 2018, the school is in the top 19% of those eligible for beating the odds and building opportunities for all of its students.

As a result of this distinction, Davison will be further interviewed in order to identify strategies and mindsets that have contributed to their success. The reports will be shared with New York State BOCES for distribution to member districts, as well as at an upcoming conference.

This year, they are one of only 197 schools in the state to be recognized for its accomplishments and will formally be honored on Nov. 6, 2019 at SUNY New Paltz.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019